Sunday, 28 July 2013

Surf, Yoga and Whales : 8 days/7 nights Surf Camp for Gays, Lesbians and Friends in Santa Catarina

Santa Catarina, in South Brazil, is a secret Brazilian kept for many years. Known for its gorgeous beaches and mild climate it has grown in recent years as a gay and lesbian-friendly destination.


Praia do Rosa, on the Southern Coast of Santa Catarina, is famous in Brazil for its perfect waves, its rustic-chic guesthouses and restaurants and for receiving the visit of the Southern Right whales in winter.

Due to its shape, the half-moon bay of Rosa is considered a “Disneyland” for surfers, as there is always an option for good surfing, independently of wind or swell direction. Winter sometimes brings big swells that attract pro-surfers, but most of the year it offers good conditions for all abilities.

Adding to that, there is Capitão David: surf coach and owner of the oldest local surf school, established in Rosa since 1995. The Captain, as he is known by his more than 13,000 student/friends, is a friendly character that has taught generations of beginners and trained some serious surfers. His first lesson can last hours and it will teach you more than any other surf school ever did!

For experienced surfers we offer a chance of touring the nearby beaches searching for the best waves in Brazil with a friendly local.
We add to the surf camp, a 2-night stay in Florianopolis, the Magic Island, and a place known for its surfing culture and gay-friendliness since the 80’s!

To make the week even more special, you might have a very close encounter with one of the gentle giants of the seas- the Southern Right Whale.

This will be a Surfing holiday that you will never forget!

Group size: minimum 6, maximum 12

Package includes:
·         All transfers starting/ending Florianopolis airport with English-speaking driver or guide
·         2 nights accommodation at a Town Home in Praia Mole, Florianopolis, with breakfast (shared house, private ensuite rooms)
·         5 nights accommodation at the charming Pousada Casa do Ceo in Praia do Rosa (private ensuite rooms)
·         4 surf lessons/clinic for beginners with Capitão David School or 4 Surf  sessions /clinicwith a local for experienced surfers  + 1 Surfari
·         2 Yoga  Group Sessions
·         2 dinners

Package does not include:
Flights, Visas, meals not mentioned, optional tours, insurance, tips, equipment (except during surf lessons)

Read testimonials about this trip.

**Extensions to Rio or other destinations in Brazil available- please consult us.**